B-1005 MULTI-SCALE

NATURAL SATIN

B-1005 MULTI-SCALE
$1,499.00

The first thing you’ll notice about the B-1004 Multi-Scale and 5-string B-1005 Multi-Scale will likely be its unusual arrangement of frets. A multi-scale fret design optimizes string tension so that the lower strings have a longer scale compared to the higher strings, resulting in consistently excellent tone and performance at all points across the fingerboard. Bass players often report that a multi-scale design is also ergonomically preferential to standard fret designs, and that they feel natural to play, with very little learning curve required. Designed for professional players, the B-1004 Multi-Scale and B-1005 Multi-Scale provide a swamp ash body with a top made of solid ziricote, an environmentally friendly and terrific-looking tonewood. These basses also employ a five-piece wenge/purple heart neck with pau ferro fingerboard, constructed at 36.25" to 34" scale for the B-1004 Multi-Scale and 37” to 34” for the B-1005 Multi-Scale. Its high-end components include a black bone nut, Gotoh tuners, and Hipshot Solo bridge, as well as a set of acclaimed Nordstrand Big Splits hum-cancelling pickups, along with an ABQ-3MS 3-band EQ. This setup gives you incredible flexibility in tone, with an active/passive mini-switch, a mid-frequency selection mini-switch (800Hz or 400Hz), individual bass, treble, and mid EQ controls, and master volume and balance controls. Available in Natural Satin finish.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 37" - 34" Multi-Scale
Body Swamp Ash
Neck 5pc Wenge/Purple Heart
Fingerboard Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Finish NATURAL SATIN
Nut Width 47mm
Nut Type Black Bone
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Hipshot Solo
Neck PU Nordstrand Big Splits
Bridge PU Nordstrand Big Splits
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/ABQ-3MS 3-Band EQ/2 Mini Switch
Strings D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)
Case B BASS 6 STR XL FORM FIT CASE
Case Included N
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Comments
Brian Krahe

Just curious what the weight is for this updated model. I have the discontinued rosewood version and was curious if this weighed less or more. Thanks!

Greg B.

Seems a bit expensive for an import. 

Jesse L.

Hey so classic question for me, do I need special pickups if I want to swap them out? I have two of these and I may even consider a third. This and the OLD F405 are the best basses that exist for metal! Thanks 

Carl N.

No, any pickup would be fine

Valentin B.

Hi. I am a proud owner or this awesome bass since two weeks, i know you use d'addario XL strings. But can you give me the exact references? . Because strings long enough for this beast are not easy to find. Thanks. 

Carl N.

Yes, string gauges are located in the specifications for this model.

D'Addario XL (.045/.065/.085/.105/.125)

Kris J.

as a JDM ESP fan , it would be great if ESP LTD made more colors and models with fan frets like Fortress or Stream .

Carl N.

Thanks for your suggestion!

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